Sunday, February 1, 2009

FUN!

Ok, humor me for a moment and close your eyes. Imagine a gathering of the most intelligent, entertaining people you've ever heard of, all in one place.

That's where I was yesterday.

I'm vaguely embarrassed to say that I didn't get a chance to really talk to everyone there, people were cycling through all afternoon and some of 'em, it seemed we were just circling each other around the party all afternoon.

I did, however, get a great opportunity to just sit around and listen to some of the most amazing war stories (some of them literal) and joke around with folks.

Right now I'm just gonna mention a few of the many, many people I got to meet yesterday, I'll try to get up links and snippets about everyone else, but I'm short on time at the moment... we have orders to meet folks for a shoot. A very, very big man looked me right in the eye and said "Ten thirty. Braums. Be there."

........ I don't intend to disappoint the nice giant*...

Phlegmmy is a gorgeous woman, with a grace and poise that just has to be the southern thing. I know I ain't got it, but she does in spades.

Bayou Renaissance Man is quiet spoken, and has that wonderful South African accent; I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with him.

Holly and JPG are fabulous people, and I'm so glad I got to meet them both in person.

OldNFO is an inveterate smartass. Gotta love it!

AEpilot Jim is... oddly attached to bacon. No, really. I think if you wrapped a cyanide pill in a strip of bacon, he'd probably plan his own funeral before he pounced on it...

MattG is... well, he's Ginormous. He's also very gracious, if only slightly put upon, when I requested a picture of my tiny hand next to one of his meathooks.

I was lucky enough to get to meet LawDog and even though I knew what his voice sounded like from his call in to my Blog Talk Radio interview, it was still a bit of a shock... for some reason in my head he's always got just a bit of a gravelly growl in his voice.

He said he liked my blog.... *buffs nails*.... On the way out the door he said "Love your blog, keep doing it."

"Thanks, I plan to keep going... I love your blog too!"

"Mine's ok... just don't you stop writing..."

I did manage to keep from squeeing like a little fan girl, which means I'm ahead of AEPilot Jim by just a little bit.

Everyone laid out their bring-along toys, which sat on Phlegmmy's kitchen counter (AD will post pics) for everyone to fondle. I got a little bit of crap over the new toy being re-blued, but since it was a gift everyone cut me a little slack.

Somehow, I think there's something wrong with the world when the biggest guy in the room picks up a gun, hefts it a moment, and proceeds to complain about how heavy the gun carried by the smallest girl there is.

It just seems...wrong.




*Sorry, Matt. I couldn't resist. We just don't grow em like you back home!

10 comments:

Old NFO said...

WHO me? Smartass? With THAT crowd??? More like the pot talking to the kettle :-)

You do have to admit you had the heaviest gun there; well, other than the rifles, and you were pretty much the smallest person there :-)

Farmgirl said...

Like I said it just gives me something worthwhile to beat them with if I run out of ammo...

Pretty much the smallest? No, I *was* the smallest... I'm used to it though....

alan said...

I'm just sorry I'm missing the shooty fun today.

I enjoyed meeting you Farmgirl, glad you could make the trip!

Robert said...

Great blog, woman, got you linked on Blackfork.

phlegmfatale said...

Shooting today was a blast, and I'm so glad you could make it to Texas. Hope you liked the Japanese steak house. Thanks for your kind words!

Farmgirl said...

Thank YOU, Phlegmmy, for a fabulous party!

phlegmfatale said...

You are most welcome! :)

Matt G said...

I felt not in the least put-upon, ma'am. I simply get a little embarrassed when asked to display my, uh, attributes. In public. Or something akin to public. ;)

It was a pleasure meeting you, miss. I look forward to next time.

Matt G said...

And your PPK was swell. I don't recall; did you shoot the Firestar* or the PPK yesterday?













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*A.K.A.-- Solid Little Brick of Stainless Steel

Farmgirl said...

Yes, I got to shoot a bit. However both of my guns were having feed issues (which is why I sort of sighed and sagged when your Buckmark followed their footsteps... everything I touched yesterday, I swear) so I cut their day's short till I can break them down and give them a good what-for cleaning.

I had the hands of DoubleFeed and Stovepipe Doom yesterday...

But I thoroughly enjoyed the banter and Rita's disappointed "awwww" whenever she would run out of ammo in the gun in her hands...